🎗October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

🎗Be a Ribbon Warrior!🎗 In honor  of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we’ve brought back the My Acrylix® Ribbon Warrior stamp set and the coordinating Thin Cuts bundle at a 20% discount!  Many of us know of someone currently fighting or have lost someone to this horrible disease.  I, personally, have experienced both, and I am so grateful that Close to My Heart is offering an amazing discount to raise awareness for those who have been lost and those to continue to fight.

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You can use your creativity to raise awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness month as you show your support for loved ones and friends with meaningful, heartfelt artwork made using these exclusive items.  Purchase either the My Acrylix® Ribbon Warrior stamp set or Ribbon Warrior stamp set + Thin Cuts at 20% off the retail price and use these products in meaningful artwork connected to this special cause.

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This stamp set can be used in a variety of ways, whether it’s promoting breast cancer awareness, another cancer awareness, or any awareness ribbon color of your choice to show your support to for the causes and people you care about. This special is only available while supplies last, through October 31st, so make sure to stop by my website today and purchase the My Acrylix® Ribbon Warrior products and show support for your favorite cause. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Last Chance – BTGO Stampaganza

There are only a few days left to take advantage of our amazing Stampaganza specials. During the month of July, you can buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! Choose from any current stamp sets or from an exclusive collection of popular sets that we have brought back just for Stampaganza!

 

These exclusive Solo Stamps are only available during the month of July.  I personally enjoy using these for scrapbook titles, cards, and gifts.  We also have many other wonderful stamp sets to chose from and many of them are retiring in August.  Now is the perfect time to stock up on those stamp sets you have been craving. Visit the Stamps page on my website to see all the wonderful images and sentiments you have to choose from.

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Our Stampaganza will end on July 31st and you will no longer be able to purchase those Solo Stamp sets. I am sure there are quite a few of our acrylic stamp sets on your wish list. Make sure to take advantage of our Stampaganza sale while you still can.   I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Final Week to Stock Up & Save

Summer is flying by and many of you have become so busy that you forgot all about our amazing June specials.  If you haven’t had a chance to take advantage of our Create the Rainbow or Dad is Rad specials, make sure you visit my website before June 30th to check out the savings. Stock up on your favorite cardstock, embellishments, stamps, and kits while you can, because, once the summer ends, you will be wishing you had stocked up and saved while you had a chance.

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I would hate for you to miss out on saving 25% off custom cardstock bundles, individual spools of ribbon, and select accessories! This is a great time to purchase cardstock bundles, ribbons, and embellishments so that you are all stocked up and ready for crafting once the business of summer subsides.  Along with our discounted products, we are also offering an exclusive Be A Rainbow stamp set  with adorable sentiments, quotes, and images that will coordinate perfectly with all your beautiful artwork!

product imageDon’t forget that if you sign up as a new Consultant in June you will receive your choice of Create the Rainbow cardstock bundle for FREE! I would love for you to join our HeARTfully Blessed Creations Team.  We are small, but we full of inspiration and excitement for the Close to My Heart company.

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This is also the final week to purchase the Dad is Rad Workshop Kit.  You will be able to create some of the delightful artwork shown here using the exclusive My Acrylix® Rad Dad stamp set and the Dad is Rad project bundle.   This kit is also perfect for creating Heritage pages, layout featuring the men in your life, and masculine cards.

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While you are viewing these products, make sure to take the time to download the FREE Workshop Guide.  These Dad is Rad items and Create the Rainbow discounts are only available until the end of June, so get them now before they are gone for good!  Have a wonderfully blessed summer, my friends!

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Postcard Perfect Blog Hop

Welcome to the Postcard Perfect Blog Hop where we will be featuring products from our spectacular Postcard Perfect collection.  FB_IMG_1525655935232These exclusive products are available during the month of May to celebrate sunshine, tropical getaways, and family vacations.  If you have come here from Krista Hershberger’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog.  This blog hop is designed to allow you to start here and work your way around. It’s simple, fun, and full of ideas using products from the Postcard Perfect collection. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

Over the past few months, I have had quite a bit of fun playing with the Postcard Perfect Paper Pack, Coordinating Cardstock, and Stamp Set . I enjoyed using them so much that I created multiple layouts that I will be showing you throughout the month, but for today, I am giving you a peek at the possibilities.

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This layout, takes advantage of the incredible images on the Postcard Perfect stamp set.  I was able to create a fun title, some accents, embellishments, and a place for journalling.  I love how this layout could be used for just about any type of family vacation.

 

 

You can continue through the blog hop and see more ideas from over sixteen other Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using our Postcard Perfect Products and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs. I will be creating more projects throughout the month using the Postcard Perfect products, so make sure to visit often.  product image

Now “Hop” on over to Alayne Fleming’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas! Remember, the Postcard Perfect Collection is only available until May 31st while supplies last! Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab my website to see how you can get some amazing Postcard Perfect Products at a 20% discount.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Sad News for Craft Room Users

This week, Cricut® announced the discontinuation of Cricut Craft Room™.   For those who own “pre-Explore” machines, this is extremely upsetting news.  According to the email I received, Craft Room™ was built on Adobe Flash technology, which is now considered an “outdated plug-in that created numerous vulnerabilities in the software”.  Since adobe has made the decision to discontinue Flash support, Cricut® had to make a difficult decision – they will be closing Cricut Craft Room™ July 15th, 2018. 

So what does this mean??
• Those who enjoy the “older” machines, can continue using the machine with the cartridges as you have done in the past.
• You will not be able to manipulate the images more that what your machine allows.
• You cannot access any other images than what you currently own on your cartridges
(Don’t forget that ProvoCraft announced they will no longer be making physical cartridges.)
• I will no longer be teaching Craft Room™ classes.

Don’t panic! Cricut is a company who has a desire to help you live your most creative life. So, to encourage you to stay with Cricut® they are offering you a savings of $100.00 on any Cricut Explore machines or bundles on the Cricut website.  BONUS OFFER: If you registered your original machine with Cricut, you should have received an additional offer for $75 off your purchase. This means that you could get a new Explore machine for under $100!!

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How awesome is that!! Once you have purchased your machine, make sure to sign-up for one of my Cricut Design Space™ classes to help you learn more about Design Space™ and your new machine. I can’t wait to see what you create with your new machine!

 

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* The links provided to the Cricut® website are through the ShareASale affiliate program and are posted as an endorsement. ShareASale compensates me a small portion of sales made through these advertisement links.

 

Hearts & Clovers

In case you were not aware, St. Patrick’s Day is coming. 🙂  This week for my Die-Namite Blog Hop project, I created a charming card using our Basic Hearts Thin Cuts to create a four-leave clover.  I had so much fun making the card for the blog hop, that I decided to create a few more cards for St. Patrick’s Day using our Thin Cuts and patterned papers.  You can find a complete list of the supplies I used on these cards at that very bottom of this post.

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On each of these cards, I used our Basic Hearts Thin Cuts to make the clovers.  These Heart dies come in four sizes – 2½”, 2″, 1½”, and 1″.  During our Die-namite sale, you can purchase just the Basic Heart Thin Cuts set for only $9.71 or  purchase the Basic Shapes Thin Cut Bundle which includes not only the Basic Hearts, but the Basic Ovals, Basic Stars, and Basic Circles sets at an AMAZING SAVINGS.

Both of these cards were super-simple to make.  The Lucky Clover card was created using papers from the Chelsea Gardens collection withthe 1½” and 1″ Basic Heart Thin Cuts, then the “Lucky” Artbooking sentiment was cut from Gold Foil Paper and added to the card along with Gold Shimmer, Gold Ribbon, and Gold Gems.  To create the second card, I used a sentiment from the Gimme Some Sugar complements which looked like something an Irish grandma might say to her grandchildren.  The 1½” and 1″ Basic Hearts were cut from matching patterned papers and formed into the clover shape.

Don’t forget that during the month of March, our Basic Hearts Thin cuts are available at a considerable discount.  Our Die-Namite sale is defiantly one that you will want to take advantage of to stock up on our Thin Cuts dies, bundles, and stamp + thin cut sets.   Unfortunately, they will only be on sale through March 31st, while supplies last, so make sure you visit my website and order your Thin Cuts before they are gone for good.

I can’t wait to see what you create with our Thin Cuts!

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Basic Hearts Thin Cuts

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Chelsea Gardens Paper Packet

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Gimme Some Sugar Paper Packet

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Gimme Some Sugar Complements

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Card & Envelope Value Pack

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12 x 12 Sweet Leaf Cardstock

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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Artbooking Cricut Collection

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12 x 12 Gold Foil Paper

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12 x 12 Juniper Cardstock

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Gimmer Some Sugar Cork Shapes

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Basics Ribbon Pack

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Cricut® Air 2

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Gold Shimmer Brush
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Gold Glitter Gems
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Bonding Memories Glue Pen
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Tombow Permanent Adhesive
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SureCut Deluxe Paper Trimmer
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Micro-Tip Scissors
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Thin 3D Foam Tape

 

 

 

Think Pink Blog Hop

Welcome to the Think Pink Blog Hop where we will be featuring current Pink products in honor of our Pretty in Pink sale where, 27332604_10155364862062686_7272491772750859537_nduring the month of February, you can save up to 30% on many of our inks, papers, kits, embellishments, and limited edition bundles. If you have come here from Gina Brandstetter’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog.  This blog hop is designed to allow you to start here and work your way around. It’s simple, fun, and full of ideas using some of our Pink products. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on  Melinda’s Blog.

I currently have an obsession with Pinwheels. You can see them in my March kit as well as in some of my projects I will be featuring over the next month.   When I saw the Gimme Some Sugar papers, the patterns reminded me of a quilt my grandmother made, so I decided to try to create a “Quilted” Pinwheel and I am really delighted with how it turned out.

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You can continue through the blog hop and see more ideas from fifteen other Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using products that are Pink as well as other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs.

Now “Hop” on over to Wendy Kessler’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas! Remember, our Pretty in Pink sale lasts until February 28th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the “Promotions” tab on my website to view all of the amazing products available. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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It’s Stampaganza Time!

During the month of July, buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! Choose from any current stamp set, plus a collection of popular sets that we have brought back just for Stampaganza!

When you add three sets to your order, we will automatically make the least expensive set FREE in your shopping cart. Check your cart at any time to see how many free sets you have!1707-cc-stampaganza.jpg

As part of our Stampaganza special, we also have special offers for new Consultants and hostesses!  We’ve  brought back our popular Monthly Word Puzzle sets as part of Stampaganza! Order just your favorites, or get the whole set for a special Stampaganza price of $143.60! You can also earn all 12 sets FREE by either hosting a qualifying party or by signing up as a Consultant and submitting qualifying sales by August 31! Check out the New Consultant offer here, and the hostess offer here.

Learn more about my Monthly Specials, then visit my website to start ordering your FREE acrylic stamp sets though our Stampaganza special!

*Offer available July 1–July 31, 2017 while supplies last. Shipping and handling assessed on retail value.

 

Hello Foxy Fence Card

The June Stamp of the Month, Hello Foxy,  has three cute little foxes, adorable little flowers, a wreath and  sentiments.  This week, I used the floral Wreath image with our Rustic Home Fundamentals to create a gender neutral card that can be given for just about any occasion.  During the month of June, I will be creating weekly projects using the Hello Foxy stamp set, so be sure to visit often.   As always, I’ve included a list of the products I used to create this card at the very bottom of this post.

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Paper Needed: 5½” x 4ÂĽ” White Card Base, (7) 5″ x ½” B&T Paper (I used Rustic Fundamentals Woodgrain), (2) 4ÂĽ” x ½” B&T Paper (I used Rustic Fundamentals Woodgrain),  5″ x 3″ White Daisy Cardstock (for stamped image)

Assembly Instructions:
1. To create the inked background, use a sponge to apply Sweet Leaf Ink to the bottom third of the card base, then, using Glacier ink, sponge color on the top two-thirds of the card base.   NOTE: I prefer to use sticky notes with the full-adhesive on the back to create a mask. I laid the card base flat on my work surface, then masked the edges.
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3. Adhere the “Fence Pickets” vertically, evenly spaced, onto the card base.
4. Using a sponge, apply Desert Sand ink to the edges of the two 4ÂĽ” x ½” B&T paper strips.  Adhere these paper strips horizontally to create the “Fence Railings”. Using Black Ink, stamp the sentiment onto the right side of the bottom “Fence Railing”.
5. Using Black Ink, stamp the “Wreath” image onto the White Daisy cardstock. Using Watercolor Pencils, shade the “Wreath” image.  (I used Dutch Blue, Spring Iris, Honey, Clover Meadow, and Citrus Leaf.)
6. Cut out the “Wreath” image and adhere it to the “Fence” using Thin 3D Foam Tape. NOTE: I used our Circle Thin Cuts to cut out the center circle. 
7. Using Black Ink, stamp the “Sitting Fox” image onto the White Daisy cardstock. Using Watercolor Pencils, shade the “Sitting Fox” image.  (I used Brown Bag and Autumn Terracotta.)
8. Cut out the “Sitting Fox” image then adhere to the bottom left side of the card using Thin 3D Foam Tape.
9.  If desired, add a Jute Bow and stamp a sentiment inside the card.

Remember, the Hello Foxy Acrylic stamp set is available until June 30th !  Contact me or visit my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00!

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Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks Ink Pad

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